Speaker Date Topic
New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell Oct 24, 2018
Visiting French Rotarians
Visiting French Rotarians
Ken Thompson Oct 31, 2018
District Gov
District Gov
Greg Lier/Rotary Nov 07, 2018
Global Grants
Global Grants
Gabriella Vazquez Nov 14, 2018
Audubon Aquarium Marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation
Audubon Aquarium Marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation

Gabriella Vazquez has been with Audubon Nature Institute for 13 years. She started volunteering as an Aquakid at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in 2005. Eventually, she became an Aquarium husbandry volunteer and went on to intern with the marine mammal and sea turtle rescue program during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response efforts. In 2015, Ms. Vazquez was hired to be Program Coordinator for the Coastal Wildlife Network Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab Program.

 

Joe Wiegand Nov 28, 2018
Reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt
Reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt

Joe Wiegand is the nation’s premiere reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt.  Joe is a political science graduate of The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a former graduate assistant at the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, Illinois.  Former President of the American Legion Boys Nation program, Joe is recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Fellow.  Joe is a twenty-six year member of Rotary International and a member of the National Association for Interpretation and the Navy League of the United States.  A former county commissioner in DeKalb County, Illinois, Joe &his family now reside nearby Colorado SpringsColorado.

Prior to reprising Theodore Roosevelt, Jospent twenty-five years in the rough and tumble world of Illinois politics, managing gubernatorial and presidential campaigns at the height of his political career.  In 2008, Joe set out with his wife, Jenny, daughter, Sam, and golden retriever, Faith, on a fifty state tour celebrating TR’s Sesquicentennial birthday and the Centennial of TR’s final year in office.  The highlight was a performance at the White House for President & Mrs. George W. Bush on TR’s 150th birthday.